Supply Chain Manager

Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is currently seeking a Supply Chain Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Greenwood, South Carolina.  Relocation is authorized. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

This position is the primary lead for managing the flow of materials into the facility, through the facility and outbound, in a way that maximizes on-time delivery while minimizing inventory and logistics cost.

The Supply Chain Manager will lead and drive the deployment of SCM strategic initiatives to manage the flow of materials across the value stream into the facility, through the facility and outbound, in a way that maximizes on-time delivery while minimizing inventory and logistics cost. This needs to be accomplished by using standard processes and tools that are prescribed in OpA, MMA EBS, ESSG Materials Strategy.  All of this work will be performed in and through the ERP system. The Supply Chain Manager will drive root cause and continuous improvement activities as part of daily process, and facilitate their team’s organizational development.


Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Manage and oversee the procurement of all goods, supplies, and services to support the production cycle time requirements of the plant.
  • Maintain continuous knowledge of company sales & market trends of products manufactured at the plant to determine current inventory volumes and future materials and inventory needs.
  • Lead the SIOP process for the plant and maintain continuous knowledge of sales, demand, capacity, and inventory to achieve OTD, inventory, and productivity goals.
  • Identify and lead initiatives to drive continuous improvements in inventory, lead times, and working capital in line with Eaton’s inventory roadmap and working capital objectives.
  • Be the subject matter expert on materials management, influencing and driving improvements across the Greenwood plant cross-functional teams to improve material flow, inventory, and WIP.
  • Own and optimize Greenwood’s finished good inventories to balance inventory, service, and distribution costs in alignment with Eaton’s growth and cost objectives.
  • Plan and manage the preparation and communication of product specifications for bid and manage negotiations with the most favorable prices, quality, delivery time, etc.
  • Manage and coordinate quality audit programs for new and existing suppliers.
  • Lead sourcing responsibilities, including supplier selection, supplier management, negotiation, days payable, and resourcing initiatives.
  • Ensure material availability to support business OTD goals, including supplier forecasting, capacity planning, lead times, and supply chain continuity planning. 
  • Develop and manage automated information systems to plan, monitor, and coordinate on-going inventory levels to provide maximum support for the production needs of the plant. 
  • Plan, recommend, justify, and manage annual operating budgets and financial targets in accordance with known operational needs, strategies, and objectives. 
  • Plan and manage training, instruction, and guidance to all subordinate supervisory and other employees to ensure their knowledge of proper equipment and use of accepted work processes and standards. 
  • Use the continuous improvement framework, lean concepts, and problem solving tools to design and improve the performance of the extended supply chain function, including supplier performance, materials management, and logistics. 
  • Develop and support the key initiatives of the plant, supply chain function, division, and Eaton overall.
  • Lead the material and logistics cost savings initiatives for the facility, including identifying and leading deck building events with suppliers and Eaton teams.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years supply chain management experience
  • Experience with manufacturing facilities
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future
Preferred qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field
  • APICS CPIM or related supply chain professional certifications
  • Prior manager of people experience
Position Criteria:
  • Excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills to converse with diverse group of stakeholders including senior management, operations and Supply Chain Management personnel.
  • Strong ERP system skills
  • Whole-to-part thinking
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully deploying commodity strategies and driving cost-out.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams in the development, implementation, and achievement of results through cross-functional business initiatives and commodity strategies.
  • Managerial and collaborative skills are necessary to achieve and meet SCM and customer requirements and to gain the support needed to move projects and initiatives forward. 
  • Strong analytical problem solving abilities are necessary to understand operational inefficiencies and separate/resolve legitimate supplier performance issues. 
  • Sound knowledge of lean theory, deployment and metrics are essential. 
  • Sound knowledge of global service / material modes, capabilities and practices are essential.
  • Strong financial knowledge and business understanding to drive supply chain objectives in support of business goals.

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We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ES CRDS COMM Commercial

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time